Vestibular Migraine: A Primer

Shin C. Beh, MD


November 08, 2019

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The presence of auditory symptoms is not uncommon in vestibular migraine. The duration of attacks of MD overlaps with that of vestibular migraine. The most reliable distinguishing characteristic of MD is the presence of unilateral low-frequency SNHL.

Vestibular migraine is the most common neurologic cause of vertigo in adults. The clue to the diagnosis lies in the association of vestibular symptoms with migrainous features. Vestibular migraine may be associated with aural symptoms and may lead to confusion with MD; the presence of asymmetric low-frequency SNHL points to the latter.

The American Headache Society will host the Next Generation Migraine Therapies (NGMT) initiative, designed to provide a multifaceted approach to migraine education, on December 7, 2019, in Miami, Florida. This free program is designed for healthcare providers, including neurologists, primary care physicians, and advanced practice clinicians.

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